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Julie B. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Nov 3, 2013

Julie B.

Top Notch Event Planner and Administrator
   United States
  |   Branford, CT


Minimum Hourly Rate $27

A highly motivated and experienced event planner and administrator with excellent organization, communication, and project management skills.

Currently a self-employed event planner, I have over 8 years of experience with full event planning, event management, vendor/venue liaison, budget management, creative styling, and onsite flow and logistics. My event portfolio includes planning events of all types and sizes for corporate, social, and nonprofit clients. I enjoy working on all types of projects from concept to completion, or can just...

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Here are some examples of events I have planned and managed since I became...

Skills (10)

Event Planning
General Office Skills
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Adobe Illustrator
Time Management
Project Management
Constant Contact
Operations Management

Service Description

Services I can provide include:
- Event planning
- Conference planning
- Administrative support
- Project management

I am currently a self employed special events planner, dba Magenta, Simply Brilliant Events, providing event planning and coordination services to corporate, social, and nonprofit clients in Connecticut, Greater Boston and Western MA.

I project manage all elements of each event including but not limited to client liaison; budget development and management; site visits; writing proposals; vendor negotiations and contracts; venue search and management; food and beverage management; organize rentals and décor; book AV and lighting needs; hire entertainment; hire on-site freelance staff or manage volunteers; create floorplans and timelines. Always onsite the day of each event, I oversee the setup and breakdown, manage vendors, and make sure everything is completed in a timely fashion and as per the client’s wishes.

My event portfolio since starting Magenta includes a 400-person dine around; a themed reception for 400 guests; corporate holiday parties for 100-150 guests; managing décor and logistics for a 300 person gala dinner; Conference Coordinator for Mass Coalition for Adult Education, 500 attendees (2012, 2013); nonprofit gala for 250 people (2010, 2011, 2012); several private celebrations from 50-100 guests.

Prior to becoming my own boss, I was a member of the Corinthian Events team, a large destination management company in Boston, for six years....

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Corinthian Events
Program Manager to Director
2004 - 2010
A large Destination Management Company located in Boston. The role included: - Planning and producing special events and programs for non-profit, corporate and social clients from sales through...
Executive Service Corps
Office Manager
2002 - 2004
A nonprofit organization providing consulting services to New England nonprofits by drawing upon a network of 200 volunteer senior-level executives. The role included: - Preparation of foundation...
Granada Media Group, London
Sales & Administration Coordinator
1998 - 2000
Provided full sales and administrative support for two channels including marketing materials, program licenses, and information; produced the department’s first catalogue of archive programming....
EF Education, London
School Manager
1995 - 1998
Managed the administration, accommodation and social activities departments for a flagship school, with the number of students in attendance fluctuating between 400 and 900. Managed the overall...


Event Planner
Office Manager
Conference Planner
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
January 2013
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